Galilean

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Etymology[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Galilean

  1. of or pertaining to Galilee, or a native or inhabitant thereof.
  2. (philosophy) of or pertaining to the Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher Galileo Galilei.

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Noun[edit]

Galilean (plural Galileans)

  1. A native or resident of Galilee.
  2. (historical) A zealous follower of Judas of Galilee, who fiercely resented the taxation of the Romans, and whose violence contributed to induce the latter to vow the extermination of the whole race.
  3. (by extension, sometimes derogatory) A Christian.

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Proper noun[edit]

Galilean

  1. Jesus Christ.

References[edit]

  • Galilean” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • Galilean” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.